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100 Greatest Albums of 1966

Criteria: These albums were chosen for their initial and lasting popularity and their influence and impact on rock music in general. Also considered is critical acclaim. The list includes rock and roll and related genres that were influential on rock music.
Edited By: - List Begun: 2014-02-12
Top 100 Albums by Year: (in progress)
  1. Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
  2. Revolver - The Beatles
  3. Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan
  4. Face to Face - Kinks
  5. Fresh Cream - Cream
  6. Freak Out! - Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention
  7. Aftermath - The Rolling Stones
  8. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme - Simon and Garfunkel
  9. If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears - The Mama's and Papa's
10. John Mayall & Bluesbreakers-w/E. Clapton - John Mayall/Bluesbreakers
11. Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul - Otis Redding
12. Fifth Dimension - The Byrds
13. Da Capo - Love
14. The Sounds of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
15. A Quick One - The Who
16. The Yardbirds/Over Under Sideways Down - The Yardbirds
17. Sunshine Superman - Donovan
18. Love - Love
19. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield
20. The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators - 13th Floor Elevators
21. The Exciting Wilson Pickett - Wilson Pickett
22. The Mamas & the Papas - The Mamas & the Papas
23. The Young Rascals - The Young Rascals
24. Black Monk Time - The Monks
25. Psychotic Reaction - Count Five
26. Animalism - The Animals
27. The Soul Album - Otis Redding
28. Hold On, I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave
29. The Supremes A' Go-Go - The Supremes
30. East-West - Paul Butterfield Blues Band
31. Animalization - The Animals
32. From Nowhere/Wild Thing - The Troggs
33. Dirty Water - The Standells
34. The Monkees - The Monkees
35. Daydream - The Lovin' Spoonful
36. The Seeds - The Seeds
37. Away We A Go-Go - Miracles
38. Up-Tight Everything's Alright - Stevie Wonder
39. River Deep Mountain High - Ike and Tina Turner
40. Hums of The Lovin' Spoonful - The Lovin' Spoonful
41. Road Runner - Jr. Walker & the All Stars
42. Jefferson Airplane Takes Off - Jefferson Airplane
43. Projections - The Blues Project
44. And Then...Along Comes The Association - The Association
45. Boom - The Sonics
46. The Remains - The Remains
47. Tim Hardin 1 - Tim Hardin
48. A Web of Sound - The Seeds
49. (Turn On) The Music Machine - The Music Machine
50. Psychedelic Lollipop - Blues Magoos
51. Gettin' Ready - The Temptations
52. Small Faces - Small Faces
53. The New Lee Dorsey - Lee Dorsey
54. See-Saw - Don Covay
55. This Old Heart of Mine - The Isley Brothers
56. Gloria - The Shadows of Knight
57. Warm & Tender Soul - Percy Sledge
58. On Top - The Four Tops
59. Them Again - Them
60. Lightfoot! - Gordon Lightfoot
61. Midnight Ride - Paul Revere & The Raiders
62. Tim Buckley - Tim Buckley
63. Whispers - Jackie Wilson
64. Baby Scratch My Back - Slim Harpo
65. Double Dynamite - Sam & Dave
66. Crying Time - Ray Charles
67. I Fought The Law - The Bobby Fuller Four
68. Revolution - Q65
69. Back Door Men - The Shadows of Knight
70. Portrait - The Walker Brothers
71. For Certain Because... - The Hollies
72. The Best of the Sir Douglas Quintet - Sir Douglas Quintet
73. The Spirit of '67 - Paul Revere & The Raiders
74. Two Yanks in England - The Everly Brothers
75. Batman Theme - The Ventures
76. Watchout! - Martha and The Vandellas
77. The Love You Save - Joe Tex
78. Take a Ride - Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels
79. Moods of Marvin Gaye - Marvin Gaye
80. Psychedelic Moods -The Deep
81. The Fugs - The Fugs
82. When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
83. And Now! - Booker T. & The M.G.'s
84. Hey Joe - The Leaves
85. Just Like Us! - Paul Revere & The Raiders
86. 96 Tears - ? & the Mysterians
87. Barefootin' - Robert Parker
88. Somewhere Outside - The Ugly Ducklings
89. Desolation - Cuby + Blizzards
90. The Blue Things - The Blue Things
91. Younger Girl - The Critters
92. Sweet Talkin' Guy - The Chiffons
93. The Orbison Way - Roy Orbison
94. Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann
95. The Feel of Neil Diamond -  Neil Diamond
96. Black Is Black - Los Bravos
97. The Toys Sing "A Lover's Concerto" and "Attack!" - The Toys
98. Uniquely Yours - The Uniques
99. It's a Man's Man's Man's World - James Brown
100. Boots - Nancy Sinatra
1966 record album covers for Pet Sounds, Revolver, Blonde On Blonde, and Face to Face





Pet Sounds album cover - The Beach Boys
Revolver album cover - The Beatles
Blonde On Blonde album cover - Bob Dylan
Face to Face album cover - Kinks
Fresh Cream album cover - Cream
Freak Out! album cover
Aftermath album cover - The Rolling Stones
 DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1966
  Bruce's choice - An unheralded great album from 1966
 •  Breakthrough - The New Colony Six
  Adam's choice:
 •  The Soul of the Man - Bobby Bland
  Brett's choice:
 •  Sugar And Spice - The Cryan' Shames




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